Business Administration Minor

Our minor in Business Administration provides you with a set of workplace skills to complement the discipline-specific knowledge you gain in your major. Through the minor, you engage in coursework in Management, Marketing, Financial Accounting and Economics.

The 18-credit program also allows you the flexibility to choose two or more electives, so that you can tailor the program to best-serve your professional goals. Whether you aspire to a career in marine biology, health care, psychology, communications or a wide range of other fields, understanding how a market works will help you succeed.


Curriculum

Minor(s)

Minor in Business Administration

A student pursuing a major other than Business Administration may, with the permission of the Business Department Chair, minor in Business Administration.

  Credits
Required Courses  
BUAC 201 - Financial Accounting 3
BUMK 200 - Marketing 3
BUMG 200 - Management 3
BUEC 204 - Microeconomics 3
Business Electives - 300 and 400 level courses 6
Total Credits 

18

Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a rapidly evolving discipline of solving real world social problems using best practices from entrepreneurship, business, and several STEM disciplines. The focus of the minor’s required classes will be on applying the social innovation and entrepreneurship processes to real world problems. Example problems include improving stroke therapies, preventing childhood obesity, fighting neurotoxic algae due to climate change, etc.

Curriculum

Required Classes: Credits
BUMG 120 - Innovation Through Technology 3
BUMG 313 - Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
Subtotal 6
Choose Any Three (3) of the Following Courses:  
CMM 240 - Social Media: Theory & Practice 3
BUMG 309 - Hacking the Maine Food System 3
BUMK 312 - Entrepreneurship/Small Business 3
BUMG 307 - Operations Management 3
BUMG 314 - Grant Writing 3
BUEC 380 - Economic Development of the U.S. 3

BUEC 390 - Environmental Economics OR

BUEC 395 - Ecological Economics

3
DSC 205/BUFI 205 - Introduction to Data Analysis & Modeling 3
MAT 225 - Computer Programming with MATLAB 3
Subtotal 9
Choose One (1) of the Following Courses:  
BUMG 410 - Creating Social Enterprises 4
BUMG 495B* - Internship in Business Administration 3
Subtotal 3-4
Total Credits 18-19
*Can be substituted with an internship of another major with the permission of the BUMG 495B Coordinator.

Students will be allowed to use up to 12 credits from another minor or their major to complete this minor.


Elective Possibilities For Your Careers And Interests

A Career in Health Care

  • Health Economics (ADV)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (ADV)
  • Nonprofit Management*
  • Health Care Organization and Management*
  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management

A Career in Communications

  • Advertising
  • Sales Management
  • Marketing Strategy*
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business and Society Relations

A Career in the Nonprofit World

  • Social Entrepreneurship (ADV)
  • Nonprofit Management*
  • Business and Society Relations
  • Leadership
  • Human Resource Management

A Career in the Financial Sector

  • Financial Concepts and Skills
  • Money, Credit and Banking
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Investments

Starting your Own Business

  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
  • Advertising
  • Human Resource Management
  • Money, Credit and Banking
  • Legal Environment of Business

A Career in Psychology

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business and Society Relations
  • Leadership
  • Health Economics (ADV)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (ADV)

A Career in Marine Biology or Environmental Studies

  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Economics (ADV)
  • Ecological Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship (ADV)

An International Career

  • International Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Global Economics
  • Business and Society Relations
  • Organizational Behavior

* Indicates Course is Currently Being Developed 

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